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“Amazing and Great Value”
Review of Burger Lounge

Burger Lounge
Ranked #29 of 679 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Description: Burger Lounge is centered on creating a burger you can feel better about eating. It begins with 100% fresh single source American grass fed beef. We believe that a hamburger should not only taste great, it should also utilize healthy ingredients produced in a sustainable environment. Burger Lounge offers a simple menu utilizing the mindful procurement of ingredients that appeal to health conscious diners, vegetarians, salad lovers and those simply "hankering for a great hamburger." We take the time to know our growers and producers. These partners share our values of authenticity and simplicity. They care deeply about the quality of their products and environmental stewardship. It means better and more nutritious food for our guests. Our burgers, from The Lounge Burger made with fresh 100% grass-fed beef; to the Free-Range Turkey Burger made with Shelton Farms turkey; to the Organic Quinoa Veggie Burger created from organic quinoa, brown rice, zucchini, garbanzo, carrot, corn, and chipotle; are offered with organic American cheese or organic aged white cheddar, fresh or grilled onion, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato and house-made 1000 Island dressing. Finally, our Lounge Bun, made with a blend of organic wheat and white flour with a hint of molasses delivers the perfect combination of flavor, texture and temperature. You can also enjoy fine dining quality, truly healthy salads. Not your normal "burger joint salads," these formidable and nutritionally robust salads include baby romaine, kale, spinach, arugula, organic quinoa, grilled corn, zucchini, red onion, jicama, tomato and a choice of house-made dressings. Fresh-cut French fries, house-made onion rings, scratch-made dipping sauces and simple desserts round out a perfect menu for any appetite.Since we opened the first Burger Lounge in 2007, we believe that it is about "doing a common thing uncommonly well." As a small but fast growing restaurant organization, we represent a new take on an industry that has long suffered from gimmickry, poor quality, over processed food products and inadequate guest service. We embrace these genuine ideals and mindful environmental practices throughout our organization.Burger Lounge continues to satisfy Southern California diners' and their insatiable appetite for affordable hand-crafted food and superior guest service.
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Amazing and Great Value”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Had a burger, fries, onion rings, and milkshake, and all of them were fantastic, and cost less than $15 all in. Great service as well. Highly recommend

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Burger Lounge Santa Monica is terrific!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Burger Lounge in Santa Monica by the 2nd St. Promenade is the best! The concept is easy and fast; you line up to order, get a number, and go sit and they bring the food. The burgers and salads are fantastic. The food is fresh and tasty. We were going to go to a restaurant on the Promenade but didn't want to wait 45 min. so we went to Burger Lounge. It was busy but still very fast, but not fast food. The quality of the food and service was top notch.

Visited January 2014
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stamford, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Fabulous Burger Lounge”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I discovered Burger Lounge in La Jolla a few years ago, and so when I was planning my recent trip to LA, I checked to see if they had moved up the coast. I was psyched when I saw that there were literally 4 Burger Lounges within 20 minutes of my hotel. Upon stepping off the plane at LAX, we went to Burger Lounge, before driving to Pasadena to watch the floats for the Rose Parade being decorated. It hasn't changed, except to get better! (I didn't think it was possible either) The veggie burger was fabulous with fried onios and yellow cheddar, the salad was gigantic and delicious with jicama and corn in addition to the standard ingredients--very fresh and flavorful. The half and half (rings & fries) were not greasy, but hot and crispy--the chocolate shake made with super premium ice cream. We were in heaven! It was so good, that we nixed our plans for New Year's Eve at an expensive, fancy restaurant, and instead bought Burger Lounge food and brought it back to our hotel... Happy New Year!

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great burger and service”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

My family and I stopped in Santa Monica to get a quick lunch. We wanted burgers and found this place and we were glad we did. I had a turkey burger which had really good flavor. And my husband's classic burger was also very good as well as the fries. The service was very prompt and friendly and they even come around for refills and to clear plates.

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Centreville, Virginia
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“Gluten free options for burger enthusiasts”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Always looking for gluten free options, we discovered this Santa Monica location, one of a chain that originated in San Diego in2006. The burgers are made from organic beef and the seared ahi was perfectly cooked both deliciously surrounded by a gluten free bun for which there was no extra charge. The fries were crisp and non greasy. The line of customers was out the door and the seating was limited, but the service was friendly and the ice tea unlimited.

  • Visited January 2014
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